A study of the pastness of the present and...of the presentness of the past- R.E.Spiller. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
One of a true Christian's treasures is the "presentness" of his salvation. From Wordnik.com. [The Thirsty Theologian] Reference
Any event must have all three properties, pastness, presentness and futurity, but this is a contradiction. From Wordnik.com. [Change] Reference
The framing of the question of the presentness of scholarship in terms of place is more than rhetorical or metaphorical. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2008-05-01] Reference
Luc Ferrari possessed a sparkling sense of humor and quality of focus or presentness that, for anyone lucky enough to have enjoyed his company, will be impossible to forget. From Wordnik.com. [Luc Ferrari 1929-2005] Reference
The dynamic element of time must be represented, in McTaggart's view, by the series of properties of pastness, presentness, and futurity, which (in contrast to the static B-series) are constantly changing. From Wordnik.com. [Being and Becoming in Modern Physics] Reference
That revelry and that debauchery, which are so often fatal to the powers of intellect, would probably have been serviceable to him; they would have given him a closer communion with realities, they would have induced a greater presentness to present objects. From Wordnik.com. [The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1838] Reference
The possibility that this is so may explain why his pieces are generally short and appear to be in the thick of the argument from the first sentence — and convey, whether his subject is Raphael or Norman Rockwell, a sense of the moment, of sheer presentness. From Wordnik.com. [An Eye on the Tremors] Reference
He was attracted by the idea that intrinsic motivation is located in the present moment, and reaches a peak when you are so absorbed in a task that time seems to slow down or even to stop altogther (akin to what the art critic Michael Fried calls ‘presentness’, as in “presentness is grace”). From Wordnik.com. [May « 2010 « An A-Z of ELT] Reference
Reid grants that perceptions, memories and imaginings often differ in degree of force and vivacity, but, he argues, this difference is insufficient to account for the special quality of presentness represented in perceptions, the special quality of pastness represented in memories, and the special quality of atemporality represented in imaginings. From Wordnik.com. [Reid on Memory and Personal Identity] Reference
Do you either listen and apply your hearts to a presentness in hearing?. From Wordnik.com. [The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning] Reference
People need to get over thinking that creativity, presentness, individuality, and spontanaity is "weird". From Wordnik.com. [The Pioneer Woman - Full RSS Feed] Reference
The desperate presentness of so much great rock music, the life force in it, it's a ranting against the other thing. From Wordnik.com. [The Guardian World News] Reference
That's what one has to recover, writing about the past, I suppose-its presentness, not pegged down by the heavy inevitability of history and hindsight. From Wordnik.com. [The New Yorker] Reference
The great closing paragraphs of the chapter (verses 19-39) are one long application of this sublime finality of the one Offering and this presentness of our complete acceptance. From Wordnik.com. [Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews] Reference
"In recent years, stars have learned that their intense presentness in people's daily lives and their access to the uppermost realms of politics, business and the media offer them a peculiar kind of moral position, should they care to use it," writes. From Wordnik.com. [GreenCine Daily] Reference
The possibility that this is so may explain why his pieces are generally short and appear to be in the thick of the argument from the first sentence-and convey, whether his subject is Raphael or Norman Rockwell, a sense of the moment, of sheer presentness. From Wordnik.com. [The New York Review of Books] Reference
` Otherness, 'particularly when it has the wealth and penetration of language, compels ` presentness' to stand clear. "much of the text is heavy going. From Wordnik.com. [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 2] Reference
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